Thursday 16 September 18:00 – Welcome to Helsingborg

Just arrived in town? This is a popular time of year for new arrivals and we want to do our best to make you feel welcome!

Our first speaker will be Eva-Lotta Bergström from Helsingborgs Stad, who will talk to us about Helsingborg in its historical, geographical, and commercial context and the city’s plans for the future. We will also be joined by Kristina Weberg, the coordinator of Visionsfonden (the Vision Fund), Helsingborg Municipality’s unique grant which supports great new ideas in the city, and a local SFI school, who will talk about their course options and the sign-up process for learning Swedish in Helsingborg. Dimitrij Aleshkov, entrepreneur and active citizen, will talk to us about an opportunity for local volunteering and engagement and Parul Ghosh will introduce her website This Is Helsingborg.

We’ll let you know about HIC’s plans for the autumn and how we support the local international community. There will also be time for Q & A. 

Doors open at 17:30 for refreshments and our first speaker will begin at 18:00.

Due to COVID-19, we are running this as a “hybrid” event, with a smaller audience than usual and a Facebook live stream. Please sign up if you would like to join us in person! 

Our priority for this event is to welcome new arrivals, so if you have already attended the same talk last year, please wait until the day before the event to check if there are any available spaces in the audience – thank you for your understanding!

Programme:

17:30-18:00 Arrival & refreshments
18:00-19:30 Guest speakers & break
19:30-20:00 Mingle
 
Address: Helsingborgs stad Näringsliv & Destinationsutveckling (upstairs), Drottninggatan 7A, 252 21 Helsingborg

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign up for this event here by 12:00 on 16th September 

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Tuesday 14 September 10:00 – How does Sweden’s social insurance agency work?

Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson/imagebank.sweden.se

WEBINAR: Social Insurance in Sweden is unlike many other countries in the world as it covers basically everyone who works and lives in Sweden. The insurance is an essential part of the public welfare system that protects the needs of the individual, family, and companies.

The purpose of Sweden’s Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) is to provide financial security at various stages of life. However, it can be difficult to understand how it works and which benefits you and your family are entitled to if you are new to the country.

We’re pleased to join International Citizen Hub Lund for this event. 

They have invited Henrik Malmquist, a representative from Försäkringskassan, to go through the basics and answer your questions. Some of the questions that will be addressed include:

Do I need to register at Försäkringskassan?
What happens if I’m sick and can’t work for a couple of weeks?
Am I insured if I travel to another country?
What benefits can my family receive?

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Register here

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Tuesday 2 September 08:30 – Coffee Morning at Bruket

Photo: Bruket Kaffebar

Welcome to our first physical coffee morning in many months!
 
We look forward to meeting you at Bruket Kaffebar, one of our favourite spots in town ?
 
Numbers are limited due to coronavirus restrictions, so you’ll need to register for this event to attend. Thank you for your understanding!
 

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you!


Register here

 
By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events. 

Tuesday 24 August 09:00 – HIC Drop-in Session

 
We’ll be back at Open Space Mindpark to take your questions about living, working and studying in Helsingborg and we’re really looking forward to meeting you! To spread out appointments and give everyone plenty of space, please book a timed slot. If you’re unable to attend in person, you can use the Zoom link you’ll receive to connect with us digitally.
 
Address: Bredgatan 11, 25225 Helsingborg


Book a time

Friday 13 August 18:00 – HIC Hang-out!

Let’s meet at Gröningen and enjoy a summer evening together! Bring a picnic or something to drink, the choice is yours ?
 
We’ll meet next to the “Mölle Expressen” train carriage restaurant and find a good spot on the grass to sit down. We’ll post a photo in the Facebook event to let you know where we are, in case you arrive later.
 
Address: Båthusgatan 2, 252 67 Helsingborg
 
Rain date: Friday 20th August
 
COVID-19: We ask you to respect the guidelines currently in place. You should not attend this event if you are ill or if it is unsafe for you to do so. Please maintain a safe distance from others during this event.
 
During our events, we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you!

Sunday 11 July 12:30 – Summer Picnic & Kubb

Photo: Buffalo Rising

We’re getting together for a picnic and game of kubb, also known as “Viking Chess”! if you’ve never played it before, it’s a great game and easy for everyone to join in. Bring your own food and drink and something to sit on!

Never heard of kubb? Here’s an irreverent take on this Swedish game 

We’ll be at the large playing field next to the car park at Pålsjöskog, opposite Pålsjö Crematorium, where there is plenty of space to spread out. There’s also parking at the crematorium or on Romares väg. Public toilets are next to the parking area and there is also one at Pålsjöpaviljongen cafe & waffle house, 5 minutes’ walk away. 

Meeting place: The field next to the car park at Pålsjöskog on Christer Boijes väg 

Google Maps location: 56.070475, 12.690378  

Nearest bus stop: Helsingborg Pålsjö Östra (number 3 or number 6 bus)

COVID-19: We ask you to respect the guidelines currently in place. You should not attend this event if you are ill or if it is unsafe for you to do so. Please maintain a safe distance from others during this event.

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Sign up here by 10:00 on Sunday 11 July

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events.

GDPR and email policy 

Saturday 3 July 11:00 – Street Art Workshop

Want to try out something different in a relaxed environment? Here’s your chance to do just that! Talented local street artist Timothy Avery has connected with HIC to offer two Street Art Workshops this summer! These are aimed at groups of friends, family or colleagues who have never held a spray can before, but would like to try something new and fun together and see results.

Tim will brief you in the use of the paint and safety recommendations. He’ll also help you think through your design and offer tips on how to make it come to life. You’ll be painting on a legal wall in the heart of Helsingborg’s street art district.

Tim is well known in the local street art scene and has worked with Kulturhotellet on a number of projects over the last several years. He is one of the team bringing POW! WOW!, the world’s largest street art festival to Helsingborg in August. He estimates that he’s taught 15 000 children how to paint!

*This event will be held outdoors and we ask you to respect coronavirus regulations and only attend if it is safe for you to do so*

Cost: 330 sek per person. The ticket price is non-refundable, but you can transfer your place to a friend if you are unable to attend on the day.

Group size: 8-10 people

Minimum age: 10 years old

Provided: Spray cans, gloves and all other necessary materials

Location: Gåsebäck, Helsingborg

You need to bring:

Old clothes!

A packed lunch and soft drinks

Medical grade face mask (as purchased in any chemist or supermarket)

Itinerary:

11:00 Introduction

12:00 Lunch and preparation

12:30-14:30 Painting


How to book

Please email Tim at timoavery@gmail.com to book your place!


During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 
 
By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events

Tuesday 22 June 09:00 – Digital Drop-in Session

Are you an international resident looking for answers about living, working or studying in Helsingborg?
 
We’re available to chat with you every other Tuesday morning. No question is too big or too small. Our team members are Swedish and English, ensuring a good mix of local and international knowledge!
 
We’ve answered a wide range of queries and can point you in the right direction if you need further information.
Sign up here for a 25-minute one-to-one video call. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
 

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Book here 

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events

Saturday 19 June 11:00 – Street Art Workshop

Want to try out something different in a relaxed environment? Here’s your chance to do just that! Talented local street artist Timothy Avery has connected with HIC to offer two Street Art Workshops this summer! These are aimed at groups of friends, family or colleagues who have never held a spray can before, but would like to try something new and fun together and see results.

Tim will brief you in the use of the paint and safety recommendations. He’ll also help you think through your design and offer tips on how to make it come to life. You’ll be painting on a legal wall in the heart of Helsingborg’s street art district.

Tim is well known in the local street art scene and has worked with Kulturhotellet on a number of projects over the last several years. He is one of the team bringing POW! WOW!, the world’s largest street art festival to Helsingborg in August. He estimates that he’s taught 15 000 children how to paint!

*This event will be held outdoors and we ask you to respect coronavirus regulations and only attend if it is safe for you to do so*

Cost: 330 sek per person. The ticket price is non-refundable, but you can transfer your place to a friend if you are unable to attend on the day.

Group size: 8-10 people

Minimum age: 10 years old

Provided: Spray cans, gloves and all other necessary materials

Location: Gåsebäck, Helsingborg

You need to bring:

Old clothes!

A packed lunch and soft drinks

Medical grade face mask (as purchased in any chemist or supermarket)

Itinerary:

11:00 Introduction

12:00 Lunch and preparation

12:30-14:30 Painting


How to book

Please email Tim at timoavery@gmail.com to book your place!


During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 
 
By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events

Tuesday 8th June 09:00 – Digital Drop-in Session

Are you an international resident looking for answers about living, working or studying in Helsingborg?
 
We’re available to chat with you every other Tuesday morning. No question is too big or too small. Our team members are Swedish and English, ensuring a good mix of local and international knowledge!
 
We’ve answered a wide range of queries and can point you in the right direction if you need further information.
Sign up here for a 25-minute one-to-one video call. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
 

During our events we sometimes take photographs and short videos to share on the HIC website and social media. If you prefer not to be in any photos or videos, please let us know at the beginning of the event. Thank you! 


Book here 

By registering to our events you give your permission to Helsingborg International Connections (HIC), according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to register your name and email address to be used for the sole purpose of distributing newsletters and invitations to events